The Old Harbour House is a beautiful 300 year old colonial building which was, in fact, the very first hotel in Cochin. Elements of Dutch and Portuguese architecture have been preserved throughout the restorations and it is now a delightful 13 room boutique hotel.
Each of the rooms is named after a street in Cochin, and has been meticulously designed and decorated in an eclectic blend of period furniture and varied artworks that blend together sympathetically. The ceilings are high adding a feeling of space and light to the rooms and they have views of either the landscaped courtyard complete with fountain or of the ancient Chinese fishing nets. There are a number of cottages dotted about the gardens that have a distinct feel of Kerala. The open-air bathrooms are typical of the area, and each also has a private veranda and pond. Free WiFi is available as well as a complimentary yoga session for each guest.
The large gardens are the setting for the swimming pool, and also a stage for occasional cultural performances. In addition there is an Ayurvedic spa for those all important pampering treatments.
Open: The Old Harbour Hotel is open all year.
Location: The Old Harbour hotel is in Fort Cochin, 45kms from the airport. The Chinese fishing nets are about 50 metres away and it is close to Vasco Da Gama church.
Rooms: The hotel has 13 rooms. All are spacious, have mod cons such as air conditioning, minibar and en-suite bathrooms combined with period furniture.
Activities: There are regular cultural evenings at the hotel including music and dance. Guided city tours can be also be arranged. Yoga classes are also part and parcel of your stay.
Facilities: There hotel has a good restaurant and bar, laundry facilities are available. There is a large outdoor swimming pool and an entertainment area in the beautiful landscaped gardens.
Dining: The restaurant serves quality food using fresh organic produce, and also offers a seafood barbeque which takes place outside on the lawns each evening.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome, though there are no specific facilities or activities for children.
Health: We recommend malaria prophylactics for travel to India.
Communication: There is Wi-Fi internet access.
An exciting combination of rural South India, the key ancient temples, cardamom and tea plantations, and the backwaters of Kerala.